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Look! Listen! Launch!

This year, our kids have been studying Genesis for Leadership Training for Christ (LTC). The theme is the Promise. In Hebrew, Genesis means the origin or to come into being. This book describes the foundation of the world and God’s promises. God is the only one to make something...

Tale as Old as Time

For some, a tale as old as time is a favorite story book. For me, it's Victory in Jesus....

Lessons from The Railway Children

Madilynn chose The Railway Children as our next listen. She also read along, at least when there was light to do so, since we were listening during the time she had evening rehearsal for the performance. Having never read it, I didn’t know what to expect. As we listened,...

Unseen (the story behind the story)

For everything we CAN see, there is so much more that hides below the surface. Every person we see or meet is going through something. Every relationship has levels of permission and levels of disclosure. Even the closest of friends may hide some pieces of their story from each...

Healing for Parents

My biggest goal each year is reading through the Bible. Thanks to the YouVersion app, I can do this with friends all over the world. This year, we’re reading through the Bible chronologically. As we read through Genesis, I noticed some recurring themes in the book related to parenting....

A Full Plate Life

“Gratitude means thanks and appreciation…. [It] comes from the Latin word gratus, which means “thankful, pleasing.” When you feel gratitude, you’re pleased by what someone did for you and also pleased by the results. Unlike indebtedness, you’re not anxious about having to pay it back.” (www.vocabulary.com). When I chose the...

Ten Year Challenge

A current social media trend is the “ten year challenge.” This involves posting a then and now picture comparisson. I looked in my January 2012 album, then remembered that was a really difficult time. In that album, there is not a single picture of me, not even a selfie....

Shiny and New

When you clean and declutter, something transformative happens to that space. Sadly, I didn’t take before and during pictures of my recent school room transformation. Even sillier, I couldn’t find older pictures of the school room. To add insult to injury, unless the kids are using the computers, they...

Year in Review: 2021

In some ways, 2021 was an extension of the strange happening in 2020. In other ways, it was filled with greater abundance and possibility than we could imagine. In January, my friends and I took a road trip to Fredericksburg, a German town in the Hill Country of Central...

Lessons from Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms

We listened to this book because it was on the “recommened because you read…” section. In some ways, it was a much slower paced book and harder to listen to. In other ways, it was just as enjoyable as Anne or Pollyanna. I did enjoy the consistent focus on...